The Power rack is a truly versatile equipment for building a strong and muscular physique. It is designed to allow for a free weight training workout using a barbell. In contrast to its new age cousin – the Smithsonian machine which aids the lifter to lift weight through the hydraulic action, the power rack simply serves as a holder and catcher of weight that also provides a great degree to the lifter. Training with the Power rack develops the body as a whole through a variety of compound movements and lifts that targets several different muscle groups and encourages them to work in unison with each other.
One can perform a variety of different movements with the power rack apart from the big 5 weight lifting movements: the dead lift, squat, bench press, overhead/ military press, and the barbell row. Training with free weight using a barbell is perhaps the most effective way to build muscle in a short period of time and develop a strong foundation for more advanced and athletic lifts such as the clean, the clean and press (or the clean and jerk), and the snatch. However, the Power rack offers much more versatility than just training with barbells. Most power rack and half racks come with a pull-up bar and an attachment for performing dips. These and many more attachments that are available with the power rack support body weight training and calisthenics.
Top Power rack Accessories
LADDER PULLUP ATTACHMENT NEW
This attachment allows the user to perform a variety of pull-up variations. Users can train their upper, middle and lower backs as well as biceps, triceps and shoulders. The ladder progression also aids in providing a greater calisthenic workout that encourages movement and a greater engagement of core muscles.
RESISTED ROPE PULL ATTACHMENT
This accessory attaches to almost any rack and provides a great exercise. Rope pulls are an excellent way to target the elusive serratus muscles as well as the obliques and abdominals.
ROTATING UTILITY PAD – NEW
This is another invaluable accessory that you can invest in to add to your arsenal of leg workouts. This attachment is great for glute/ham work, Prone Leg Curls, Single Leg movements and a variety of other leg exercises that can help you supplement your leg training. Continue reading to know more about proform rowing machine .
DUAL CHIN BAR
The Dual chin bar is another great accessory that can be added to almost any power rack or half rack. It support a variety of different pull up and chin up variations that can help you target different muscles in your arms, back, and shoulders. It comes with a wide grip and neutral grip, so you can target your lats as well as other parts of your back.
HIGH ROTATION ATTACHMENT
This is another extremely popular attachment that can be fitted to a large number of power racks. It supports several rotational exercises and comes with a variety of handle options. Users can perform lifts that target the back, including heavy rows and other awesome exercises that work the shoulders as well.